Cumminsville was incorporated in 1865 and annexed with Cincinnati in 1873. It was originally populated by German immigrants. The northern part of the area later was called Northside while the southern area is called South Cumminsville. The area grew through the 1920s with shops, businesses and manufacturing. Knowlton’s Corner was one of the busiest commercial areas in Cincinnati. Following WWII, with the grow of automobiles and highways, the demand for housing in the area waned. By the 1960s, most industry in the area had left.
The South Cumminsville Community Council (SCCC) is active in working on neighborhood improvements. The South Cumminsville United For Better Housing (SCUBFH) works on building up homeownership in the neighborhood. One finds older home built in the early 1900s in this neighborhood.
This community has easy access to Interstate 75 for north and south travel and I-74 for travel westward. It is located 8 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Close-by connections to Ronald Reagan Highway, I-71, and I-275 make traveling throughout Cincinnati a 15-minute drive. Cincinnati’s bus service is available in the area.
Cincinnati’s area hospitals, including Bethesda North, Christ, Good Samaritan, Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University hospitals are all within 10 to 15 minutes by car.
Cumminsville has a few local shops and restaurants. Nearby Northside has many local businesses, shops and restaurants as well. Downtown is an 8-minute drive to shops, entertainment, restaurants and sporting venues including the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. Tri County Mall and Kenwood Towne Centre are both a 15-minute drive, offering hundreds of national brand stores.
Wayne Playground, Parker Woods and Jacob Hoffner Park are nearby. Mt. Airy Forest is a short drive.